Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. The city is known for Altamira Caves (Cuevas de Altamira) and historic buildings, attracting thousands of tourists each year.
Santillana del Mar is said that the city is''three''lies, is not no saint (Santo), is neither flat (Llanos) and has no sea (Mar) as the name of the city. However, in fact, the name comes from Santa Juliana, whose remains are kept in the College, a Roman church
and the former Benedictine monastery.
Vatra original medieval village still survives in the center, winding streets and buildings beautiful yellow of sandstone used, is quite marked by the abundance of tourist shops that have proliferated in almost every door.